Shazia Ahmad serves as a director on UBC’s Patient & Physician Services team. She brings to this role 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Shazia provides oversight and strategy on patient recruitment and retention as well as site feasibility and recruitment for clinical, late stage, safety and risk management programs.
Before joining UBC, she served as a study coordinator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While there, Shazia coordinated NIH-sponsored studies within various institutes at the NIH (NINDS, NCI, NIAID). Her work included direct parent/patient family interaction in various rare diseases. Shazia also served as a study coordinator for ClinSearch, a private research center. She worked on protocols from various sponsors and therapeutic areas.
Shazia has experience in many therapeutic areas, such as: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, infectious disease, pulmonology, rheumatology, weight management, rare diseases, and oncology.
Shazia earned a B.S. in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Maryland.